BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS (BBBS) WICHITA COUNTY

A nonprofit organization

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Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) develops positive, meaningful relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people. At the center of our mission is one-to-one mentoring, with each mentor ("Big") spending time with his or her mentee ("Little") through one of the three primary programs: Community-Based, School/Site-Based, and mentor2.0.

BBBS continues to advance the social capital, emotional well-being, and educational success of our youth through one-to-one mentoring. We provide fundamental support that ignites change and builds strength in the lives of children. Our mentors bring awareness, emotional support and access to vulnerable youth that helps them build the social capital necessary for success in life. Our volunteers' mentorship promotes positive mental health, and they help youth develop the accountability and self-empowerment necessary for academic success. Our outcomes for our youth are measured in four primary ways:

  1. Belonging & Social Capital
  2. Emotional Wellbeing
  3. Healthy Choices & Behaviors
  4. Educational Achievement

Only 45% of children from low income households enroll in post-secondary education. 97% of children paired with a mentor through Big Brothers Big Sisters are enrolled in college, enter the military, or are employed after graduation. Although 86% of the youth served by BBBS fall below the poverty line, the support and guidance that children receive through mentors with BBBS puts them on a radically different path than their peers, helping them unlock their greatest potential in life.

Giving Activity

Mission

Our mission at Big Brothers Big Sisters is to build and support one-to-one relationships that ignite the biggest possible futures for youth.

Needs

All donations will go directly towards Big Brothers Big Sisters’ 1:1 mentoring program. It costs over $1,200 to start and sustain a BBBS match. This includes everything from background checks and safety training to ongoing match support to ensure the success of each mentoring relationship. BBBS will serve over 2,000 matches in North Texas this year alone.

Equity Statement

Big Brothers Big Sisters was founded more than 100 years ago as an organization focused on Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. It grew out of a need to offer an alternative path for youth facing the juvenile justice system. We focus on the importance of the one-to-one mentoring connection, and when youth need support and our communities are hurting, we want to be a resource to help in the healing process. From the national level to the local affiliates Big Brothers Big Sisters is committed to building a more equitable environment for youth.

Get Involved

View our current participation opportunities.

In-Person Volunteering


Community Based Mentoring

Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex

Ongoing opportunity

In-Person Volunteering


Mentor2.0

Dallas -Fort Worth Metroplex

Ongoing opportunity

In-Person Event


Black Tie Dinner

Sheraton Dallas Hotel - Downtown Dallas

Ongoing opportunity

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS (BBBS) WICHITA COUNTY

Tax id (EIN)

75-0800632

Guidestar

Causes

Community Improvement

Operating Budget

$3,000,000 - $9,999,999

Counties Served

Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Rockwall, Tarrant

BIPOC Serving

Black or African American, Hispanic or Latinx

Equity Statement

Equity Statement

Address

5001 LBJ freeway
Dallas, TX 75244

Phone

888-887-2447

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